First, there was The Lamb Burger, a nice break to actually make burgers at home, and now comes The Buffalo Burger. I was excited to see what I could come up when the Wild Idea Buffalo Company asked if I would test out some of their ground Buffalo meat. It was an easy sell, to be able to cook and use a product I could stand behind is just a bonus, but the benefits of their Buffalo meat is no joke.
A couple of facts for you to consider:
Their meat is 100% grass-fed, it’s always humanely harvested (never seeing a slaughter-house or feedlot), 100% antibiotic and hormone free, and is completely free roaming. That should be good enough for you, but if it doesn’t taste good, what’s the point? Fortunately, I was an instant fan of my Buffalo Burger, and keeping in line with my burger philosophy, I kept things fairly simple. Of course, simple for me meant creating a Burger Bar for everyone to create their own perfect burger; homemade Ketchup, homemade Steak Sauce, caramelized onions in beef fat, thyme roasted mushrooms and a slew of cheeses to choose from. The meat was cooked in my trusty cast-iron skillet in just a little bit of clarified butter. Heavy on the salt, heavy on the pepper and the burgers were good to go. continue reading »